Former Super Eagles midfielder Henry Nwosu who is ill will arrive Lagos with his sisters on Wednesday for medical treatment. PUNCH the reports
The 59-year-old, who has been receiving care at Asaba Specialist Hospital in Delta State since February, is fighting to stay alive, having spent all his wealth in the process.
Nwosu will be transferred from the Asaba Specialist Hospital in Delta State to the well-equipped hospital in Lagos where he will receive further treatment for an undisclosed illness.
The move is to support his medical treatment to prevent an untimely death.
His former teammate, Segun Odegbami, disclosed this to our correspondent on Tuesday and also stated that Delta State has agreed to offset all bills paid by him.
“Hours after the alarm was raised on Monday about Henry Nwosu’s health condition, the ground has moved, Odegbami said.
“There is some hopeful news to report. I think it’s only fair and proper to give you an update. His state of health remains the same: he is heading south.
“Nevertheless, there have been many positive reactions. Many concerned Nigerians are offering help in every possible way. This seems to raise a problem: the nature and coordination of the support that Henry Nwosu needs and can get, and how to provide it to anyone outside of direct financial contributions,” Odegbami said.
“Delta State government has fulfilled its commitment by taking full financial responsibility for all of Henry’s care in Asaba. As his condition has worsened, however, all who have been in talks since yesterday (Monday) have agreed that Henry (Nwosu) should be immediately moved to a higher level of medical facility and care” , he added.
“The governor of Lagos State, upon learning of this, immediately ordered Henry to open the doors of one of the best medical facilities in Lagos State. The government of Delta State has been informed of this new plan and they are happy to cooperate and implement it as soon as possible. The Imo State government continues to uphold its commitments and all they need is information about developments,” he wrote.
“One of the major telecommunication companies in Lagos has contacted us and wants to know what support is needed. They will be kept informed, as the Femi Otedola Foundation will need a clearer picture of what needs to be done. Henry Nwosu’s family members, his sisters who have been going through this hell with him since February till now, are happy that there is better coordination of the details of what needs to be done and,” Odegbami stated.
Meanwhile, the President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Ibrahim Gusau, on Tuesday visited the former Nwosu in Asaba, who has been undergoing treatment for an undisclosed illness for some weeks now.
Nwosu, the youngest player on Nigeria’s 1980 Africa Cup of Nations title at home, had been in hospital for some time, with top politicians, captains of industry and football bosses showing interest in his health. .
“I can assure you that all Nigerians, from our political leaders to business gurus and football people, are interested in seeing you recover from this disease,” Gusau said in a statement.